Asafoetida Oleoresin has a characteristic aromatic order and bitter acidic taste. It is actually a gum oleoresin from the various plants of ferula varieties. Asafoetida oleoresin is used in diluted form. The pure resin is very strong and with disagreeable odour.
Ferula assa-foetida, Asafoetida, Hing
As medicine it is useful for curing colic flatulence. Uses have been mentioned for toothache cure. In cooking asafoetida sprinkled in very minute quantity on fried snacks give an agreeable flavour.